More images of the HTC 10 leak including previously unseen black model [Gallery]

HTC’s upcoming “HTC 10” — sans the “M” of its predecessors — handset is set to be yet another well-specced entry for early 2016 and its launch could be one of many “make it or break it” moments for the Taiwanese company. Following disappointing launches of both the HTC One M8 and M9, the maker of the popular Vive virtual reality hardware and the recently-launched HTC One A9 mid-ranger is hoping to make a comeback with the “10”.

Now, thanks to some images that popped up on Chinese site TaoBao over the weekend, we have some new images to look at showcasing the phone in both black and silver variants…

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Nvidia Shield TV expands to China with Nintendo Wii and GameCube titles including ‘Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Super Mario’

The Nvidia Shield TV is an awesome streaming box for entertainment, but it’s arguably better used for gaming. Between Android games and GeForce Now, the Shield is a great platform for gamers. In China, though, the Shield is getting even better with a selection of Nintendo titles.

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CyanogenMod 14.1 based on Android 7.1 is available now for several devices including the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3

Android 7.1 has been off to an odd start. While the OS is already running on Google’s Pixel smartphones, it’s only available as a developer preview for supported Nexus devices. However, that’s not stopping the team at CyanogenMod from putting together a new ROM based on Google’s latest OS.

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Android Auto now available in 18 new countries, including Brazil, Russia, & India

Google has today announced that Android Auto is now available in 18 new countries. In the tweet announcing the additions — which required more than a little bit of time to decipher — Google squeezed in 18 flag emoji (that, notably, weren’t available on Android until just recently with the Android 6.0.1 update)…

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Former Moto head Rick Osterloh is leading Google’s new hardware division, including Nexus, Glass, & more

A recent Lenovo reshuffle saw long time Motorola head Rick Osterloh leave Motorola. Now, Google (via Re/Code) has confirmed that it just hired Osterloh to lead a new hardware division that encompasses such product lines as Nexus, ATAP, and even Google Glass…

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Lenovo plans to pre-load Microsoft apps on its devices, possibly including Moto phones

Microsoft and Lenovo have today announced a new patent cross-licensing deal that will result in a handful of Microsoft apps being pre-loaded onto Lenovo’s various Android smartphones. These apps would include the company’s most popular apps, possibly Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and Skype.

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Reports confirm more Samsung Galaxy S8 specs, including removal of headphone jack & Home button

A new series of reports today from SamMobile, a blog that often provides accurate details on unreleased Samsung products, claims that the company plans to ditch both the 3.5mm headphone jack and the physical Home button on its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. The reports also confirm new details about the device’s display and other specs. 

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Unicode Consortium officially approves 72 new emoji, including bacon, selfie, and a clown face

It’s been essentially confirmed in the past, but today the Unicode Consortium officially unveiled the 72 new emoji that will be made available in Unicode 9. The latest batch of emoji include a variety of new foods, faces, objects, and sports. Unicode 9 is set to be released on June 21st, which means we may see these new emoji in Android N when it’s released to the public.

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Android Nougat is hitting several more Chromebooks including the ASUS C302CA

Android apps have yet to roll out to the majority of the Chrome OS ecosystem, but as they do, Google is perfecting the formula and making the functionality feel much more native. One of the biggest upgrades to this function to date has been Android Nougat, and now that rollout is extending to several more Chromebooks.

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